Women’s Retreat | October 7-8 | $65 Per Person

God calls us to be His own. Then He equips His people to be devoted to good works and gives joy, even in the toil of that work. Whatever season of life a Christian is in, the Lord calls His people and gives them work, not that they would be saved, but that He would be glorified. Come learn more about His calling for you and what that means for you now. REFRESH with the women of Grace Life Church of Ankeny. Bring a friend. Renew relationships with old friends. Meet new friends.



Jennilee is passionate about teaching the Bible. She was introduced to inductive Bible study as a young adult. Seeing the importance of carefully handling scripture, she pursued additional training. She has led studies, taught classes, and spoken at women’s events.

Jennilee has written curriculum for children’s ministry and has taught in public, private, church, and home school settings. She now serves as a Christian school principal near Washington, DC.

She loves being married to Paul, and their lives are messier, noisier, and more wonderful thanks to their three adopted and biological children. Jennilee enjoys adoption stories, cooking, British television, and family time. She is terrible at crafts, keeping her house clean, and staying awake past 9 p.m.


6:30 pm Arrive/Registration
7:15 pm Large Group Session I
8:30 pm Small Group
9:15 pm Bonfire/Games/Bed

7:45 am Breakfast
8:45 am Large Group Session II
10:15 am Small Group
11:00 am Alone Time
11:45 am Lunch – Testimony
12:45 pm Free time / Craft / Outdoor games
2:00 pm Large Group Session III
3:15 pm Small Groups
3:30 pm Departure


Willowbrook Bible Camp
4375 NE 38th Street
Des Moines, IA 50317

Willowbrook is located on the northeastern edge of Des Moines, about 2 miles from Adventureland. Situated on 10 acres with woods and walking trails, Willowbrook affords a get-away that is close by.


• Bible
• Bedding
(pillow, sheets, and blankets or sleeping bag)
• Toiletries and towel
• Casual clothes, comfortable shoes



Contact Amanda Akin
(309) 797-3201


Registration begins September 4th before or after service in the lobby.